IN THE LAND OF OZ
The directors of England's leading underground publication, OZ, are on trial for obscenity charges. Richard Neville, Felix Dennis and Jim Anderson were charged by British authorities with "conspiring to corrupt public morals", as a result of an issue published last year. British high school students put together the issue, which showed several leading English cartoon characters in what were regarded as obscene poses.
The defense is now calling supporting witnesses from the Rainbow People in England, and there are reports that John Lennon will appear to testify. The trial is now in its fourth week.
John and Yoko Ono wrote and helped produce a record, the proceeds to go to OZ for legal fees. This exemplifies how rock'n'roll bands can use their music for the benefit of the people. The record, "GOD SAVE OZ" is on the Apple label and should be picked-up by everyone.
If found guilty, the three directors could be fined, imprisoned or even deported. Similar sentences have been handed down in previous cases of obscenity.